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‘A Tale of Two Law Schools’ Honors History Between UNC and NCCU

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From left: Charles Daye, Mark Dorosin, Gene Nichol and Irving Joyner

On February 27, 2013, students and professors from UNC School of Law and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law presented a panel discussion honoring the shared history between the two schools.

The event was held in the Great Hall at NCCU School of Law, and included distinguished panelists Irving Joyner, professor of law at NCCU School of Law; Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity; Charles Daye, Henry Brandis Professor of Law and deputy director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights; and Mark Dorosin ’94, adjunct professor of law and managing attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

“The highlight of the panel was hearing about Professor Daye’s experience as dean at NCCU,” says Safa Sajadi 2L, who serves as co-chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee at Carolina Law. “At times the discussion was brutally honest in terms of the past and the reasons why NCCU was formed. Other times the discussion was more hopeful because both schools represent the best of public education in North Carolina.”

Dorosin and Nichol spoke about pivotal cases that fostered the development of NCCU. Nichol also spoke about his experiences working with NCCU students, faculty and deans. Joyner candidly urged students to pursue public service and to consider back to their communities and doing the work that needs to be done.

“The Tale of Two Law Schools event provided fascinating, unexpected insights into the shared history between our two schools,” says Will Dickey, a second-year student at Carolina Law.

The event was a collaborative effort between students at NCCU School of Law and Carolina Law’s Multicultural and Diversity Committee.

-April 18, 2013

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